View Full Version : home built 1911

09-03-2010, 10:21 PM
just wanted to post my newest pride and joy

09-04-2010, 12:59 PM
Congrats! Whats her Specs?

09-04-2010, 1:01 PM
I am very interested in doing this as well. Is this your first 1911 build ? Looks beautiful !!!! Have you taken her out yet?

09-04-2010, 2:01 PM
That looks awesome!

09-04-2010, 2:37 PM
Info and specs?

09-04-2010, 4:17 PM
45 of coarse. it is an essex slide on a capian frame with an ed brown match barrel and ed brown bomar sight. the hammer and seer are wilson combat along with the beavertail the slide release and thumb safety are stock colt parts along with mag catch. it as well has a wilson combat trigger in it that breaks like glass at about 2.5 to 3 lbs all the stainless has been bead blasted except on the side of the slide i have brushed it. frame is a carbon steel and has been duracoated in AR-15 black

09-04-2010, 4:21 PM
Very nice and excellent job. please keep us updated on the results.

Thanks in advance.

09-04-2010, 5:16 PM
wow! nicely done.

09-04-2010, 7:01 PM
Shot it yet? Very well done.

09-04-2010, 7:24 PM
Looks great. Can't wait to hear how it shoots.
I'd LOVE to do this but apprehensive due to what I've always heard, which was the high likelihood of needing gunsmithing to get the reliability I'd expect out of my 1911.
Did you have any issues with getting everything to fit?

09-04-2010, 7:35 PM
Nothing is more personal than a pistol you built yourself.

Vanilla Gorilla
10-15-2010, 1:04 AM
Nice dig the two tone look

10-15-2010, 2:27 AM
Wow yeah that beautiful... I've been wanting to build one myself. How hard was it to put together and if you don't mind me asking price of the build. Thanks and once again beautiful weapon.

10-15-2010, 4:51 AM
Very nice 1911. I built one years ago and let it go --- when I see good looking work like yours I want to do it again.

12-02-2010, 5:21 PM
Nice build...
You should provide a list, with part cost breakdown and location of purchase in the event someone wants to build one.

Be sure to post your range report.

12-02-2010, 6:23 PM
Good job! How's she shoot?

12-06-2010, 3:52 PM
Very nice !

12-06-2010, 4:57 PM
absolutely beautiful! Good Job! :D

12-13-2010, 10:54 PM
sorry i kinda fell off this thread. They do take some work in fitting them together so i wouldn't suggest doing one unless you have some knowledge some tools and a lot of time to read about fitting barrels. slides, beaver tails, seers, and triggers. it is kind of hard to price out since i found a great deal on the frame slide and barrel for $400. probably after mags and all the internals id say somewhere close to $900ish roughly. it operates flawlessly, no jams in the first 150 rounds after a few more trips when i actually get fully acclimated to the pistol i will post more on the group size it took a while to get the bomar's sighted in. Plus havent been able to go shooting much, but i am building a stainless 9mm commander and will get those pictures up sometime in the next few months when i am done. As well to anyone thinking of duracoating anything black.... dont.... instead find a company that does black oxide. I will be redoing the frame on this by having it black oxide. i suggest a 600 polish for prepping for black oxide. i will try not to neglect this thread as bad in the future. if you have more specific questions let me know or send me a message. As well please take a second and check out my buddy's 1911. he has a more comprehensive photo tutorial of what he did for his.

12-14-2010, 7:56 PM
nice job...very clean and love the two tone!

12-15-2010, 10:13 AM
Congratulations!, Now this is a nice project for the future.

12-16-2010, 5:09 AM
Parts is parts and pieces are pieces, but it take a knowledgeable craftsman to put it all together. Get job my man!

12-16-2010, 5:13 AM
awesome job....